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Persona Paper Transfer

So its with a heavy heart that I am announcing the final closing out of Persona Paper. But don't fret, there is light at the end of the tunnel. First, a little explanation from my end.

Aspirations

I had hopes of one day eventually migrating Persona Paper into something else. Something of a free / premium configuration so at least the site brought in a little money, even if barely enough to cover the expenses. The expenses are not that high, so I was paying for this out of pocket since the ad networks stopped. Even charging a dollar or two a month with just a few premium features, would only need a handful of users to start to get ahead. But the pay-for-your-content model is slowly dying as I saw a while ago. The ad money just isn't there in the mass views. It is all targeted advertisement now, which needs a much larger and sophisticated infrastructure. So a payment model was required. However, I didn't consider my biggest enemy.

Time

Time is my biggest enemy right now. I have so many project I want to work on, Persona Paper being one of them. But between my work is picking up and the extra curricular activities from the kids, I already need a 36 hour day just to keep up. So without the time and energy to be able to put into Persona Paper, I made the decision to go ahead and start the close down process. But I always promised I would never just disappear, so I had planned to phase it out. Cease accepting posts, allow backups to be downloaded, then make all the articles go away with a splash page, then the final takedown. But while talking to MegL she suggested that someone else take over the duties of the site.

The Promised Light

So I promised light at the end of the tunnel. With a short conversation between a few regular posters of the site, it was agreed that we could transfer the site (code, cost, etc) to someone else who was willing to take it on. Admittedly the code isn't the best, but it works and has for years so works well enough. Running it as it is now, should only require the minimal investment of time. Although some technical expertise will be required to handle it.

New Management

So MegL stepped in and offered to take up the responsibility. I agreed. So I will be transferring everything to her control over the next few weeks. I will assist in any way I can for a smooth transition. I will post again once everything has successfully been moved, so keep everyone informed. At that point, the future of the site will be in her hands.

Don't worry, no pressure :)

Any questions or concerns, please post below and I'll check in from time to time to respond.


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Comments

lookatdesktop wrote on July 15, 2016, 11:36 PM

I will continue to write here if MegL is taking over. I don't have the business savvy to do the technical or other end of this site. But I will do my best to write here. I am happy to have had this opportunity throughout the past several months. Good luck with your future projects and such. Best wishes.

As a side note, If this site continues under new management, hopefully Pixabay images through the use of the image wizard will be available.

Last Edited: July 15, 2016, 11:38 PM

MegL wrote on July 16, 2016, 1:33 AM

Thanks EliteCodex . Maybe you will be able to come back on board sometime, if life slows down a bit. I just hope I am not biting off more than I can chew! emoticon :grin:

CalmGemini wrote on July 16, 2016, 10:06 PM

elitecodex ,as they say so that is that..Thanks and I wish you success in all your projects.

Last Edited: July 16, 2016, 10:07 PM

CalmGemini wrote on July 16, 2016, 10:11 PM

MegL ,been following you on persona paper Facebook group and here I am.I thank you and congratulate you for willingness to come forward.My best wishes.

MegL wrote on July 17, 2016, 1:46 AM

Thank you. I see more activity already. Hope it keeps up emoticon :smile:

bestwriter wrote on July 28, 2016, 7:51 AM

How do we spread this message. Because Persona Paper was a good niche for interactions. I congrratulate MegL for this initiative. I will give her full support to the best of my ability I am about to wind up at a site I had just signed up. There our posts are getting edited and what comes up is not something that reflects my writing style.

Colibry21 wrote on July 28, 2016, 9:40 AM

I will definitely stay here, if the site will continue with MegL. I hope it works out.

AsADrivenLeaf wrote on July 30, 2016, 1:40 PM

I look forward to the success of Persona Paper. I'm very glad that it's not closing down. Please, do continue in giving hope for Persona Paper. You've given us much hope to look forward to.

acelawrites wrote on July 30, 2016, 5:45 PM

Am wishing all the positive things for Personapaper. Thanks elitecodex, and good luck to MegL.

AliCanary wrote on August 24, 2016, 2:22 PM

MegL - thanks so much for taking over the reins of the site! You have always been very dedicated, and I'm glad to see PP still has a breath of life left.

MegL wrote on August 24, 2016, 3:57 PM

Hi bestwriter , sorry, didn't see your comment previously. Once I have the site transfer completed, I will consult with members on the way forward. The transfer is not yet complete.

MegL wrote on August 24, 2016, 3:59 PM

Hi alicanary , thanks. Once the transfer is complete, I will consult on how best to proceedfor the benefit of contributors.

MegL wrote on August 24, 2016, 4:00 PM

Thanks colibry21 , asadrivenleaf and acelawrites .

allen0187 wrote on August 26, 2016, 9:30 PM

Glad that the site will continue on. Good luck on your new endeavors elitecodex . Do keep in touch.

MegL , thanks for taking over the site and keeping it going. It is much appreciated!

MegL wrote on August 27, 2016, 7:08 AM

Hi allen0187 , thanks. Hope it keeps running.

HappyLady wrote on August 28, 2016, 4:26 AM

Glad MegL is taking over but we will miss you both.

Ruby3881 wrote on August 30, 2016, 9:48 AM

Thanks to EliteCodex for all the hours he put into running the site. And to his entire family for their sacrifice and understanding when he needed time to be here.

Thanks also to MegL for stepping up to keep Persona Paper going :)

MegL wrote on August 30, 2016, 11:48 AM

Thanks Ruby3881 , I see so many other sites going down, maybe people will come back here.